The Nut Family book series started because of a need. “I’m Squirrely, the first book, was written because my son felt alone,” says Brenda Lochinger, author of the Nut Family series and mom of two boys with ADHD. ADHD has been a huge part of her older son’s life, and has lead to bulling, anxiety and a lesser self-worth. “I needed him and other children to know that they can be squirrely, silly, and sometimes a bit naughty,” Brenda says, “but they are still loved.” Her goal is for her books to celebrate differences and be relatable to her small readers in some way.Read More
It’s a matter of comfort.
“I just want to be alone,” Ricochet says, his eyes fixed on his feet. He seems to sense that it will disappoint us. We hear this quite a bit from Ricochet these days. He doesn’t want to participate in family activities. He doesn’t even want to have family dinner anymore. Why this seemingly sudden shift?
Alright, before you flame me, hear me out. I said I’m glad my son got the autism diagnosis, not that I’m happy he has autism. Of course I’m not happy he has autism! To better understand, you need a little background. Read More
My son, Ricochet, had a birthday last week. He’s officially a preteen, now twelve years old. As we do each birthday for both of our kids, we asked him where he wanted to eat on his birthday. But, unlike his sister, he hemmed and hawed and couldn’t make up his mind. He kept answering, “I just want to stay home.”Read More
Recognize the ADHD Effect on Family
So often, parents of a child with ADHD are consumed by their child’s disability and special needs, and forget about themselves and the rest of the family. It’s a crucial mistake that can cost you and your loved ones dearly, and affect your child with ADHD as well. ADHD affects the entire family, and that must be Read More